Theater Department of STA & Visitation

Theatrical opportunities abound for Saint Thomas Academy and Convent of the Visitation School students. Involvement in VISTA Productions allows you to apply your scholastic knowledge while nurturing your creative talents. We offer a wide variety of theatrical productions ranging from classical works such as Shakespeare to contemporary pieces by national and local playwrights.

Our season also includes instruction in comedy improvisation techniques, dance and choreography, with numerous opportunities for student leadership in the creative and production process. Every year, we strive to design a season that challenges and enlightens our students while helping them discover their talents.

2014-15 Season

Wendy Short-Hays and Elliott Hays, directors of VISTA Productions, are excited about new collaborations with the STEM departments at both schools, and also the opportunity to bring everyone's favorite ogre to the DeSales Auditorium stage. Learn more about VISTA Productions opportunities for you—including acting, singing, scenic and technichal crews.

The Importance of Being Earnest


By Oscar Wilde
Two young gentlemen living in 1890's England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
November 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
November 16 and 23 @ 2:00 p.m.
Adults $10 / Students and Seniors $5

Variety Show





All STA and Visitation students, faculty, and staff are invited to showcase their talents at the annual Variety Show!
January 9 and 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
All tickets are $10, benefitting the VISTA Fine and Performing Arts

Full Circle Show — WORD!





A student-created collaboration intersects words and the meanings with dance and improv.
January 30, 31 @7:30 p.m.
February 1 @ 2:00 p.m.
Adults $10 / Students and Seniors $5

The Drowsy Chaperone





Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
An homage to American musicals of the Jazz Age, it examines the effect musicals have on the fans who adore them. The Man in Chair, a mousy, agoraphobic Broadway fanatic, listens to a recording of a fictional 1928 musical comedy, and as he listens, he is transported into the musical.
April 24, 25, May 1, 2 @ 7:30 p.m.
April 26, May 3 @ 2:00 p.m.
Adults $10 / Students and Seniors $5